Netflix buys Ukrainian comedy drama

Netflix has acquired Servant of the People and the hit Ukrainian comedy drama will play on the SVOD operator’s international services. It has landed a show currently in the news, after Fox optioned it last week, with a view to making a US version. The deal is global, meaning Netflix will bring the original version […]

Volia adds to kids offering

Ukrainian cable operator Volia is to launch a new block of programming aimed at kids aged three to six as part of its recently-launched Cine+ Kids offering. The block will feature shows including Vrumiz and Martin í Yogo Druzi (Martin and Friends) and will air in HD from 17:00-18:00 daily. Volia launched Cine+ Kids in […]

Volia providing free access to HD channels

Ukrainian cable operator Volia is providing access to all its HD channels free of charge this week in a move it says is timed to coincide with 25th the anniversary of the country’s independence. Volia is making all national and international channels on its platform free in HD quality from August 20-28, meaning that over […] teams up with Dune to extend freemium reach

Ukrainian OTT TV service has teamed up with device manufacturer Dune HD to make its service available form the Dune Store. Dune HD users will gain access to freemium content offered by, including 30 TV channels, 100 radio stations and on-demand movies and cartoons. In addition to its freemium offering, Divan’tv offers a […]

Kyivstar offering TV service via LG smart TVs

Ukrainian mobile and fixed telecom operator Kyivstar is making its TV service available via LG smart TVs without the need for a separate set-top box. Kyivstar’s Domashniy TV service will be available via the app store for LG smart TVs, enabling subscribers to enter their usernames and passwords to view channels direct from the app. […]

Volia adds Eurosportnews

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added Eurosportnews to its channel line-up. Volia already offers the other channels in the Discovery-owned Eurosport stable – Eurosport 1, Eurospart 2 and Eurosport 1 HD. Volia marketing director Viktoriya Tsomaya said that the addition of the news channel was a logical continuation of Volia’s partnership with Discovery. Anna Burden […]

Divan.TV in smart TV deal

Ukrainian OTT service Divan.TV is now available on Sharp, Haier and Hisense smart TVs in 200 countries, following a partnership with Foxxum. The deal with Foxxum means that Divan.TV is available on the main dashboard of the smart TV portals of the three brands, rather than requiring to be downloaded by users. Divan.TV targets migrant […]

Ukraine’s Intertelecom introduces TV day passes

Ukrainian mobile and fixed telco Intertelecom has introduced a day pass for its TV service. Intertelecom has launched two different daily rates for access to the service. The company is offering its Cinema and TV: Optimal Daily package for a daily rate of UAH2.70 (€0.10), providing 100 channels and access to 6,500 on-demand titles along […]

New pay TV channel for Ukraine

  Ukrainian production outfit Kvartal 95 has teamed up with commercial broadcaster 1+1 Media to launch a new satellite channel as part of a multi-year strategic partnership. According to the pair, Kvartal TV is scheduled for launch in August. The service, which will be available in HD, will be aimed at a younger audience with […]

Volia adds new factual channels

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added two new factual channels to its programming line-up. The channels – Terra and Nauka (Science) – are distributed by Ukrainian outfit Continent TV, which also supplies three other channels Epokha, Dacha and Trofey to the operator. Volia marketing director Viktoria Tsomaya said that her company was keen to support […]

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